Welcome to the DPB Lab!

The Developmental Psychobiology Lab’s (DPB lab) research focuses on early life influences on development. During pregnancy and the early postnatal years, environmental factors are more likely to exert programming, or long-term, effects on the child’s development. Our lab’s research includes three lines: first, influences of prenatal maternal mental wellbeing on children’s health and behavioural development; second, development of the physiological stress system in children, and its relation to behavioural and emotional regulation and physical health. And third, the development of the intestinal microbiota and its relation to children’s health, behavioural and emotion regulation, and physiological stress system.


Latest news
  • When should a baby start childcare?
    Interview AD Most babies start childcare at 3 months in The Netherlands. Is this the best age to start childcare? The experts disagree. Carolina de Weerth and Ruben Fukkink were interviewed on this topic.Curious about their opinions? You can…
  • FLUX Conference 2020
    We joined this year’s (virtual) International Congress of Infant Studies The FLUX Society for Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience has organized their annual scientific congress from 9th to 12th September. This year, the event had to take place online due to…
  • PhD Defense Pamela Browne
    PhD Defense Pamela Browne On 4 September 2020 our PhD student Pamela Browne graduated! She defended her PhD thesis at the Free University in Amsterdam during an exciting ceremony. Half way through the defense, the fire alarm went off…
  • Vacancy: Postdoc
    Vacancy: Postdoc FunctieomschrijvingTNO en Radboudumc samen zoeken een postdoc ‘onderzoek effectiviteit van Shantala babymassage in de jeugdgezondheidszorg voor kwetsbare gezinnen in het eerste levensjaar’. De aanstelling geschiedt via het Radboudumc, afdeling Cognitieve Neurowetenschap. De standplaats van de postdoc betreft…